Linda Renea Stapleton

March 21, 1956 - June 15, 2012

Linda Renea Stapleton, 55, of Holts Summit, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at her home. She was born March 21, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of Robert Jackson and Bernice Franks Jackson. She attended the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, for two years. Linda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln University in Jefferson City and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Linda worked for Callaway County Social Services, Childrens Division from 2005 to 2010. She enjoyed trips to the casinos and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In 1981, Linda was united in marriage to Emmeak Stapleton, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Aisha Stapleton of Holts Summit, and Sheena Ivy of Kansas City; her father, Robert Jackson of Chicago, Illinois; three grandchildren: Jayden Fraction, Jordan Fraction, and Ty Ivy; and one brother, Kevin L. Franks of Hayti. Private family services will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Compassus. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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